Best American Restaurants in Berkeley

Claremont Lobby Lounge & BarClaremont Lobby Lounge & Bar
(33)
$$$$
American | Berkeley, East Bay
Booked 7 times today
FIVEFIVE
(2031)
$$$$
American | Berkeley, East Bay
Booked 20 times today
HS LordshipsHS Lordships
(547)
$$$$
American | Berkeley, East Bay
Booked 28 times today
Esin Restaurant and BarEsin Restaurant and Bar
(3981)
$$$$
American | Danville, East Bay
Booked 74 times today
The Bull Valley RoadhouseThe Bull Valley Roadhouse
(1439)
$$$$
American | Port Costa, East Bay
Booked 18 times today
Townhouse Bar and GrillTownhouse Bar and Grill
(1529)
$$$$
American | Emeryville, East Bay
Booked 26 times today
The Restaurant at Wente VineyardsThe Restaurant at Wente Vineyards
(3529)
$$$$
American | Livermore, East Bay
Booked 26 times today
The Wolf - OaklandThe Wolf - Oakland
(388)
$$$$
American | Oakland, East Bay
Booked 42 times today
The Hideout Kitchen & CafeThe Hideout Kitchen & Cafe
(184)
$$$$
American | Lafayette, East Bay
Booked 15 times today
Flora - OaklandFlora - Oakland
(1685)
$$$$
American | Oakland, East Bay
Booked 30 times today
Grand Lake KitchenGrand Lake Kitchen
(152)
$$$$
American | Oakland, East Bay
Booked 14 times today
Casa OrindaCasa Orinda
(681)
$$$$
American | Orinda, East Bay
Booked 21 times today
Scott's Restaurant - Walnut CreekScott's Restaurant - Walnut Creek
(2571)
$$$$
American | Walnut Creek, East Bay
Booked 38 times today
Massimo's - FremontMassimo's - Fremont
(802)
$$$$
American | Fremont, East Bay
Booked 16 times today
Dana'sDana's
(411)
$$$$
American | Danville, East Bay
Booked 8 times today
American KitchenAmerican Kitchen
(318)
$$$$
American | Lafayette, East Bay
Booked 6 times today

Best Italian Restaurants in Berkeley

Corso RistoranteCorso Ristorante
(1871)
$$$$
Italian | Berkeley, East Bay
Booked 27 times today
Riva CucinaRiva Cucina
(825)
$$$$
Italian | Berkeley, East Bay
Booked 11 times today
Lucia'sLucia's
(62)
$$$$
Italian | Berkeley, East Bay
Booked 4 times today
AgrodolceAgrodolce
(170)
$$$$
Italian | Berkeley, East Bay
Booked 4 times today
Belotti Ristorante e BottegaBelotti Ristorante e Bottega
(472)
$$$$
Italian | Oakland, East Bay
Booked 32 times today
Massimo RistoranteMassimo Ristorante
(577)
$$$$
Italian | Walnut Creek, East Bay
Booked 9 times today
Piatti - DanvillePiatti - Danville
(2407)
$$$$
Italian | Danville, East Bay
Booked 57 times today
54 Mint Forno Italiano54 Mint Forno Italiano
(151)
$$$$
Italian | Walnut Creek, East Bay
Booked 13 times today
PRIMA RistorantePRIMA Ristorante
(1898)
$$$$
Italian | Walnut Creek, East Bay
Booked 29 times today
Gianni's Italian BistroGianni's Italian Bistro
(659)
$$$$
Italian | San Ramon, East Bay
MarzanoMarzano
(226)
$$$$
Italian | Oakland, East Bay
Booked 17 times today
Mangia MangiaMangia Mangia
(579)
$$$$
Italian | Albany, East Bay
Booked 3 times today
Bellanico Restaurant and Wine BarBellanico Restaurant and Wine Bar
(1458)
$$$$
Italian | Oakland, East Bay
Booked 18 times today
Locanda RavelloLocanda Ravello
(352)
$$$$
Italian | Danville, East Bay
Booked 27 times today
Enoteca MolinariEnoteca Molinari
(163)
$$$$
Italian | Oakland, East Bay
Booked 5 times today

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Berkeley Restaurants

Rivoli RestaurantRivoli Restaurant
2566 reviews
$$$$
Contemporary American | Berkeley, East Bay
Booked 18 times today

Yet another wonderful birthday dinner spent at Rivoli - not yet had an experience eating there that I wouldn’t like to repeat! More

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Corso RistoranteCorso Ristorante
1871 reviews
$$$$
Italian | Berkeley, East Bay
Booked 27 times today

First visit. Friends birthday. Food and service were perfect!!! Wonderful wine list. More

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Riva CucinaRiva Cucina
825 reviews
$$$$
Italian | Berkeley, East Bay
Booked 11 times today

Romantic place - delicious seafood risotto - they close kitchen at 9:00 weeknights More

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IYASAREIYASARE
725 reviews
$$$$
Japanese | Berkeley, East Bay
Booked 19 times today

Superb lunch for three. I had the Raman special..outstanding, the other two dishes equally great. Service was excellent. Try the Saki Sampler, a great deal. Highly recommend reservation. More

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Ajanta RestaurantAjanta Restaurant
878 reviews
$$$$
Indian | Berkeley, East Bay
Booked 12 times today

We had a great meal with very tasty food! Our family enjoyed the evening at Ajanta! More

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Maison Bleue BerkeleyMaison Bleue Berkeley
12 reviews
$$$$
Bistro | Berkeley, East Bay

Cozy and delightful! We had crepes, oeufs, and croque monsieur—delicious all— and reveled in the French atmosphere. Just sad we didn't have room for the bananes flambées. More

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Julia's at the Berkeley City ClubJulia's at the Berkeley City Club
728 reviews
$$$$
French | Berkeley, East Bay
Booked 8 times today

The persimmon goat cheese salad was amazing and seasonal. Great lunch, as usual, thanks! More

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Vanessa's BistroVanessa's Bistro
151 reviews
$$$$
Asian | Berkeley, East Bay
Booked 2 times today

The food is amazing. The happy hour appetizers are a great bargain and delicious. The regular menu is very good--I've never had a dish that disappointed. We love the duck strudel appetizer, coconut chicken curry, prawns with spaghetti, and pork loin. This is one of my favorite places. More

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Meritage at the ClaremontMeritage at the Claremont
1266 reviews
$$$$
Californian | Berkeley, East Bay
Booked 11 times today

Enjoyed the breakfast and fabulous views but was disappointed they discontinued the brunch Buffet. More

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SahaSaha
354 reviews
$$$$
Middle Eastern | Berkeley, East Bay
Booked 10 times today

It was fantastic! Try the Mushroom Pate- So much Flavor. My wife has Celiac - everything was clearly labeled, and their fresh, warm Gluten-free pita was wonderful. More

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Lalime'sLalime's
2218 reviews
$$$$
Californian | Berkeley, East Bay
Booked 6 times today

Ate there for first time 2 nights ago. Visiting from east coast and liked it so much, we returned last night. Delightful in every way. Creative menu and attentive staff combine for a "winner"! More

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Zabu ZabuZabu Zabu
63 reviews
$$$$
Shabu-shabu | Berkeley, East Bay
Booked 3 times today

Our waitress was so great!! So observant and helpful when we didn’t know how to shabu shabu. The food was amazing. There was a screaming baby throughout the meal but I can’t blame that on the restaurant. Overall, wonderful! More

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Longbranch SaloonLongbranch Saloon
235 reviews
$$$$
Contemporary American | Berkeley, East Bay
Booked 13 times today

The food and service were good. We had Pork Chops, Ribs and Rib Eye. Everyone enjoyed their meal. More

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GatherGather
3346 reviews
$$$$
Californian | Berkeley, East Bay
Booked 33 times today

I like eating at Gather- they always have fresh tasting food and innovative menu items. I don't live near Berkley so its a once in awhile treat More

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Maker's CommonMaker's Common
6 reviews
$$$$
American | Berkeley, East Bay
Booked 3 times today

Amazing food, kind of awkward service but perhaps just growing pains? Beautiful space, sat on the sunny patio. Food was immaculate, so good. Will be back again and again. More

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Bay Grille & BarBay Grille & Bar
110 reviews
$$$$
Contemporary American | Berkeley, East Bay
Booked 3 times today

Really enjoyed our meal, wine and terrific service at Bay Grille & Bar. Fun restaurant with beautiful view and ambiance. More

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Lucia'sLucia's
62 reviews
$$$$
Italian | Berkeley, East Bay
Booked 4 times today

Love this place. And fantastic beautiful people running it. Could not have been more perfect More

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Smoke BerkeleySmoke Berkeley
15 reviews
$$$$
Barbecue | Berkeley, East Bay

Everything is home-made and infused with BBQ flavor but the salmon is my absolute favorite because it is so unique. AS well, the sides of crazy corn salad and jalapeno mac and cheese along with the cheezy rice is absolutely delicious. Love the picnic tables out back!! More

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Claremont Lobby Lounge & BarClaremont Lobby Lounge & Bar
33 reviews
$$$$
American | Berkeley, East Bay
Booked 7 times today

Love trying tea venues and this was a special treat on a Sunday afternoon. The view was beautiful and the tea bites delicious. There was not one tidbit we didn't like from the duck breast tea sandwich to the Jellied tea dessert square. Service was timely and friendly and we will return. More

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Limewood Bar & RestaurantLimewood Bar & Restaurant
288 reviews
$$$$
Californian | Berkeley, East Bay
Booked 24 times today

Sadly, the Host had us placed in the bar, even though we had a reservation. When we mentioned this, he very rudely told us that we didn’t reserve a specific table. He then did allow us to move again to another inferior spot. We did get the Manager who very kindly put us at a better table. The Host never returned. I’ve been going to the Claremont for over 30 years and have never been treated this way This is the first time I’ve used Open Table to make a reservation at the Claremont. More

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HS LordshipsHS Lordships
547 reviews
$$$$
American | Berkeley, East Bay
Booked 28 times today

Great for lunch. Prime rib very tender. I got the smapper special. Great great service. Nice staff. Attentive More

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AkemiAkemi
140 reviews
$$$$
Japanese | Berkeley, East Bay
Booked 15 times today

my new favorite Japanese restaurant in Albany/El Cerrito More

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Zut TavernZut Tavern
371 reviews
$$$$
Mediterranean | Berkeley, East Bay
Booked 26 times today

Delicious halibut, grilled perfectly. Wonderful pork meatballs. Champagne just the right temperature. And a quiet corner! Nice More

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Skates on the BaySkates on the Bay
4660 reviews
$$$$
Seafood | Berkeley, East Bay
Booked 44 times today

We had a great meal, 3 of us had Crab Louis salad , only Dungeness Crab and lots of it. Excellent. One of us had tuna on top of a mushroom gateau. Superb as well. Reservations are important . They really want you to be satisfied customer. More

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Berkeley Social ClubBerkeley Social Club
18 reviews
$$$$
Korean | Berkeley, East Bay
Booked 5 times today

I've been here several times for lunch, dinner, drinks. The dining room is spacious and warm. The staff are friendly. I love the Korean fusion menu. It would be nice to have some of the same salad options from the lunch menu available at dinner. More

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La Note Restaurant ProvencalLa Note Restaurant Provencal
942 reviews
$$$$
French | Berkeley, East Bay

La Note is a real gem. Ambiance enhanced by an accordian player playing romantic music in the background, great wait staff, scrumptious food, reasonable prices. Great for a date or to share a meal with friends of family. More

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FIVEFIVE
2031 reviews
$$$$
American | Berkeley, East Bay
Booked 20 times today

good food in a lovely setting. Enjoyed an evening with friends. More

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PompettePompette
116 reviews
$$$$
Californian | Berkeley, East Bay
Booked 16 times today

First visit since the change over from Cafe Rouge.Lovely food. Terrific celery remoulade and wonderful croque monsieur. My partner loved her chicken salad. A crisp fiano was the perfect wine pairing on a sunny day. Wait staff was not great -- they lacked finesse -- but they were ok. We had to wait a while before someone noticed us waiting for a table. And we had a res. Still, I'd recommend Pompette. More

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Nico's 1508Nico's 1508
11 reviews
$$$$
American | Berkeley, East Bay
Booked 11 times today

The food at Nico's was very good, and the building is very charming. The problem was the reservation system. We had reservations for two, but ended up having to be seated in the bar area 10 minutes later. The waiter was swamped with tables in both areas, so we rarely saw him. And, people came in after us who also had reservations, who waited over half an hour before deciding to go elsewhere. More

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AgrodolceAgrodolce
170 reviews
$$$$
Italian | Berkeley, East Bay
Booked 4 times today

The Italian food here is excellent. We had excellent Frito Misto(fried calamari and fried shrimp), Raviolis with a cream mushroom sauce, and Seafood Risotto. More

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Gio's Pizza and BocceGio's Pizza and Bocce
8 reviews
$$$$
Italian | Berkeley, East Bay
Booked 1 time today

The new GIOs is amazing!! I highly recommend the apple endive salad and black mussels. More

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Mitama Japanese RestaurantMitama Japanese Restaurant
84 reviews
$$$$
Sushi | Berkeley, East Bay
Booked 3 times today

The tonkatsu I had was perhaps the best ever. Crispy and juicy. Happy hour runs until 7 on weeknights and I took advantage of that (on a Thursday) for a draft Asahi and a tofu appetizer. It seems you can park legally in the Safeway lot next door. Not fancy but the food is great. More

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Revival Bar+KitchenRevival Bar+Kitchen
1755 reviews
$$$$
Californian | Berkeley, East Bay
Booked 13 times today

The lamb shank was tasty and tender; cocktails and salads also good. More

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FinfineFinfine
16 reviews
$$$$
Ethiopian | Berkeley, East Bay

Interesting dishes and flavors. I really enjoyed the lamb stew. They pride themselves on using organic and locally sourced items. You will be eating without knife and fork (in case you haven't been to an Ethiopian restaurant before). More

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Brittany CrepesBrittany Crepes
15 reviews
$$$$
Creperie | Berkeley, East Bay

Everything about the meal and experience was satisfying. The fact that the French Onion soup was vegetarian was a nice surprise (especially since one or both of us probably would have ordered it anyway). They don't seem to be trying too hard to create a "French atmosphere," and perhaps that's part of the reason that it feels like some of the places where I've eaten in France... More

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Spenger's Fresh Fish GrottoSpenger's Fresh Fish Grotto
1897 reviews
$$$$
Seafood | Berkeley, East Bay
Booked 17 times today

Glad we went there. Have noticed it on 4th Street for years, but had never gone. Enjoyed seafood, of course. Just a nice restaurant-not fine dining, but what we were ready for that evening. More

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Namaste Madreas CuisineNamaste Madreas Cuisine
34 reviews
$$$$
Indian | Berkeley, East Bay

We were there for pre-theater dinner. The space is amazing, high open beamed ceiling. The service was efficient, happily dined and out the door with plenty of time to get to the theater. We ate family style. All the flavors were luscious. Particularly enjoyed the mixed grill with seafood and chicken. More

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donato&co.donato&co.
34 reviews
$$$$
Italian | Berkeley, East Bay
Booked 13 times today

Great service and food. Reasonably priced. I hope they succeed in the large, but lovely space. More

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Fondue FredFondue Fred
10 reviews
$$$$
Fondue | Berkeley, East Bay

My family and I visited fondue fred for my birthday the place was just as I remember it 20 years ago the food was very yummy The service was excellent and we all had a great time it's a wonderful place to celebrate More

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Mount Everest RestaurantMount Everest Restaurant
37 reviews
$$$$
Indian | Berkeley, East Bay

Good Variety of food, generous portions, Nice selection of Indian as well as Nepalese dishes. More

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Henry's - Graduate BerkeleyHenry's - Graduate Berkeley
115 reviews
$$$$
Californian | Berkeley, East Bay

The server was very accommodating and understood our time constraint. She took our order with no question asked. I appreciate her service to our needs. More

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Plearn ThaiPlearn Thai
33 reviews
$$$$
Thai | Berkeley, East Bay

We were visiting the Bay Area and some friends recommended this restaurant as one of their favorites. The food and ambiance seemed fine but nothing exceptional. It was not crowded when we were there (a Tuesday at 6), so we appreciated that it was quiet. More

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Arriba PeruArriba Peru
8 reviews
$$$$
Peruvian | Berkeley, East Bay

Delicious dishes. Very good and fast service. Unique flavors. More

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Les ArceauxLes Arceaux
5 reviews
$$$$
Californian | Berkeley, East Bay
Booked 2 times today

Great new restaurant in Berkeley! Great ambiance/interior. The fried socca batons with harissa aioli are the perfect snack. Loved the bavette steak as well. More

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Mehak Indian CuisineMehak Indian Cuisine
10 reviews
$$$$
Indian | Berkeley, East Bay

I had lunch there and the food and service were excellent. I prefer mildly spicy and it was just right. Prices were very reasonable for lunch. A nice addition to the neighborhood! The naan was super good and had a nice garlic flavor. More

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Eat @ ThaiEat @ Thai
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$$$$
Thai | Berkeley, East Bay

Basic menu of curries, noodle dishes & other Thai favorites in a traditionally decorated setting.More

Lemat Ethiopian Restaurant and CafeLemat Ethiopian Restaurant and Cafe
2 reviews
$$$$
Ethiopian | Berkeley, East Bay

I invited a videographer friend who had never eaten Ethiopian food to a working lunch at Lematm where I'd had a pleasant lunch on a previous occasion. We ordered a combination meat and vegetarian plate, and he loved both the food and the ambiance. The server was very attentive, checking on us regularly, and we enjoyed meeting and visiting with one of the owners, Ejigayehu Berhanu, who was very welcoming, as was her husband, Gezagegn Mengistu on my earlier visit. My friend also very much enjoyed his small pot of Ethiopian coffee. More

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Berkeley Diners' Choice Winners

Berkeley's best restaurants based upon thousands of OpenTable diner reviews
Rivoli RestaurantRivoli Restaurant
2566 reviews
$$$$
Contemporary American | Berkeley, East Bay
Booked 18 times today

Yet another wonderful birthday dinner spent at Rivoli - not yet had an experience eating there that I wouldn’t like to repeat! More

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Riva CucinaRiva Cucina
825 reviews
$$$$
Italian | Berkeley, East Bay
Booked 11 times today

Romantic place - delicious seafood risotto - they close kitchen at 9:00 weeknights More

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Ajanta RestaurantAjanta Restaurant
878 reviews
$$$$
Indian | Berkeley, East Bay
Booked 12 times today

We had a great meal with very tasty food! Our family enjoyed the evening at Ajanta! More

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Julia's at the Berkeley City ClubJulia's at the Berkeley City Club
728 reviews
$$$$
French | Berkeley, East Bay
Booked 8 times today

The persimmon goat cheese salad was amazing and seasonal. Great lunch, as usual, thanks! More

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IYASAREIYASARE
725 reviews
$$$$
Japanese | Berkeley, East Bay
Booked 19 times today

Superb lunch for three. I had the Raman special..outstanding, the other two dishes equally great. Service was excellent. Try the Saki Sampler, a great deal. Highly recommend reservation. More

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Corso RistoranteCorso Ristorante
1871 reviews
$$$$
Italian | Berkeley, East Bay
Booked 27 times today

First visit. Friends birthday. Food and service were perfect!!! Wonderful wine list. More

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La MarchaLa Marcha
466 reviews
$$$$
Spanish | Berkeley, East Bay

Food was excellent, from the tapas to the paella. Service was friendly, and pretty good. Had to request plates and silverware a few times, but other than that our servers were very helpful. The happy hour drinks + apps from 5-6 pm are a nice plus. More

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Vanessa's BistroVanessa's Bistro
151 reviews
$$$$
Asian | Berkeley, East Bay
Booked 2 times today

The food is amazing. The happy hour appetizers are a great bargain and delicious. The regular menu is very good--I've never had a dish that disappointed. We love the duck strudel appetizer, coconut chicken curry, prawns with spaghetti, and pork loin. This is one of my favorite places. More

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Meritage at the ClaremontMeritage at the Claremont
1266 reviews
$$$$
Californian | Berkeley, East Bay
Booked 11 times today

Enjoyed the breakfast and fabulous views but was disappointed they discontinued the brunch Buffet. More

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SahaSaha
354 reviews
$$$$
Middle Eastern | Berkeley, East Bay
Booked 10 times today

It was fantastic! Try the Mushroom Pate- So much Flavor. My wife has Celiac - everything was clearly labeled, and their fresh, warm Gluten-free pita was wonderful. More

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